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Free Speech Alliance Provides Examples of Social Media Bias, Principles of Fairness to AG Barr
CNS News, February 26, 2020
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In an open letter published Wednesday, the Free Speech Alliance voiced its support of Attorney General William Barr’s concerns regarding the practices of giant social media platforms and recommended four principles of online fairness to combat bias. ...​
In December of 2019. Twitter suspended the pro-life news organization LifeSite for violating its “rules” after they tweeted an article about Jonathan “Jessica” Yaniv, a biological male, a transgender activist who recently complained that gynecologists wouldn’t see him as a patient. Twitter claimed that the tweet violated its rules, but didn’t specify which ones. Twitter cites three main categories in its rules: safety, privacy, and authenticity. The tweet about Yaniv was public knowledge, as it cited a tweet Yaniv posted himself. It was authentic, it was not “platform manipulation,” impersonation, or a copyright infringement. The tweet did not “promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people,” which Twitter says it prohibits.[6]
 
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